For many years cannabis consumption methods were fairly rudimentary.
The most common forms of cannabis consumption were typically a hand-rolled joint or a common smoking pipe.
Cannabis consumed in edible form was fairly rare, and more often than not involved brownies, cookies, or other sweet treats.
Cannabis topicals were extremely rare for most consumers and cannabis concentrates were often scarce.
When people could find concentrates, there wasn’t a lot of variety.
Cannabis prohibition drastically limited what types of products were available for consumers, and equally as important, limited the spread of knowledge regarding how consumers could make their own products.
As the legal cannabis industry continues to spread across the globe, the selection of products has increased exponentially where legal markets operate.
Consumers can now obtain vape pen cartridges with very narrowly tailored levels of cannabinoids sourced from specific types of genetics.
They can also obtain transdermal patches that are designed to slowly release cannabinoids into a person’s system throughout the day.
Cannabis flower is still widely available and cannabis is certainly still consumed via more ‘traditional’ methods such as joints and bongs.
However, the average cannabis consumer is getting more sophisticated with every passing week, and entrepreneurs are stepping up to meet the evolving needs of consumers.
As time goes on, more and more consumers are looking to cultivate their own cannabis and create their own products, and that creates unique opportunities for innovators.
Published: December 15, 2020
Founder & Interim Editor of L.A. Cannabis News